Banned Books Week is happening September 24 – 30, and CBLDF is delighted to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook to help you celebrate!
Comics are the most banned books in the U.S., and CBLDF’s handy visual guide helps you protect them! Discover the books facing censorship. Creators talk censorship, including Neil Gaiman, Raina Telgemeier, G. Willow Wilson, and more. Explore our practical ideas for hosting Banned Books Week events in your store, school, or library! Featuring a cover by Jillian Tamaki, the artist of This One Summer, the most challenged book in 2016!
CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is a free resource that gives you the scoop about what comics are banned, how to report and fight censorship, programming ideas, and more tips to make a celebration of Banned Books Week in your community! CBLDF is an official sponsor of Banned Books Week, and this year, Banned Books Week celebrates diverse books. The annual celebration of the freedom to read will be observed in libraries, schools, bookstores, and other community settings across the nation and the world. The handbook can be viewed and downloaded below. Bundles of the printed handbook are also available in the Rewards Zone, and it hit comic book stores around the country today!
If you are hosting an event or Banned Books Week display, let us know about it! Register your event with Banned Books Week at http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/events and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
We’ll be putting up more Banned Books Week resources in the coming weeks. As you’re planning your events or developing your library and classroom curricula, be sure to check out these other valuable CBLDF resources:
- CBLDF Comics Connector
- CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook (previous editions)
- Raising A Reader: How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read!
- Using Graphic Novels in Education
- Adding Graphic Novels to Your Library or Classroom Collection
- CBLDF Discussion Guides
- CBLDF Banned Comics Case Studies
- CBLDF Presents: She Changed Comics
- Comic Book Club Handbook
- Manga Book Club Handbook
- CBLDF Presents: Manga
- Working With Libraries: A Handbook For Comics Creators
- Posters, shelf talkers, and more…
Prepare for your events with great merchandise from the CBLDF Rewards Zone:
- Banned Books Week Gear Bundle!
- CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2017!
- The CBLDF DEFENDER! (Bundle of Current Issue)
- DEFEND COMICS! (Free Comic Book Day 2017 Edition)
Download a PDF here.
CBLDF’s education program is made possible with the support of the Gaiman Foundation and CBLDF’s Corporate Members — ABRAMS, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, BOOM! Studios, comiXology, DCBS, Diamond Comic Distributors, Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, Fakku, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Half Price Books, Oni Press, Penguin Random House, ReedPop, TFAW.com, Scholastic, SPX, Valiant, the Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation — and members like you. Thank you!
Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers for Free Expression, American Library Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of American Publishers, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Freedom to Read Foundation, National Association of College Stores, National Coalition Against Censorship, National Council of Teachers of English, PEN American Center, People for the American Way Foundation, and Project Censored.
Help support CBLDF’s important First Amendment work by visiting the Rewards Zone, making a donation, or becoming a member of CBLDF!